Happy National Banana Bread Day! Recipe Round-Up and More! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Happy National Banana Bread Day! Recipe Round-Up and More!

You may not know that National Banana Bread Day is a few days away on February 23rd, and I thought it would be a good idea to give you guys a few recipes to celebrate with!

However, seven different banana bread recipes did not seem like a fun idea for a post...  So here is a round-up of unique and alternative banana bread recipes plus a cute little extra project linked up to Do Tell Tuesday over the past few weeks.

Let's take a peek!

I decided to pick out a variety recipes and projects for this round-up.  Basically, I have a different recipe for if you: want to make something healthy, want something more decadent, prefer smaller treats to a loaf, want to sneak some veggies to your kids, don't have ripe bananas on hand, or don't even like bananas!

First up, this recipe is for people who love cupcakes over cake or just like a pre-portioned bit of sweetness.  It is topped with my favorite ever cream cheese frosting.  :)  This was my first ever feature and one of my most popular recipes in 2013!  It is super easy and whips up quick in a blender.  Check it out!

Want a healthier version of the classic recipe?  Try this one made with whole wheat flour!

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This one from my co-host Alicia sneaks broccoli into these muffins, and it is kid-approved.  You'll want to see the picture proof of her little one enjoying these gems!

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Well, what if you don't have any ripe bananas on hand?  Why not write a secret message on your banana using this cute tip and then...

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...Bake some bread using this recipe!

Get it?  Banana + Bread = Banana Bread.  That way, you can celebrate National Banana Bread Day even if you don't have any ripe bananas around.  Besides, this bread looks fantastic!

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What if you would prefer to make another banana dessert?  Try this decadent sounding banana cream pie, which is not quite banana bread, but I won't tell!

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What if you just plain don't like banana bread or bananas?  This pumpkin cranberry walnut bread is a great alternative and pretty darn tasty looking!

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Which one looks most tantalizing to you?  I have my eye on a couple of these recipes for sure!

Happy National Banana Bread Day!


  1. No Way! My mouth fell open when I saw it was National Banana Bread Day....well, almost. I baked 3 loaves today! What are the odds! Lol

  2. What a coincidence! Well, I know that you'll be well stocked.

  3. I had no idea! We al love bananas bread in our house so this collection of recipes is great. thanks

  4. I need one of these awesome Muffins to go with my second cup of coffee. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. I love all these banana treats, especially the banana muffins and the banana bread! Thanks for sharing them! :)

  6. You're welcome and thanks for visiting! :)

  7. I love baking with bananas, thanks for the round up. Thanks for sharing on Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and share with us again this weekend! Laura@Baking In Pyjamas


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